Third Dead Enders book sold

I just signed a contract with Pyr books for the third Dead Enders book, to be titled The Castle in Cassiopeia. Assuming I meet my deadline, this will be the 13th year in a row that I’ve had a December book from Pyr.

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Another sale

Just sold another new story — “Occult.net” — to SQ, an Australian magazine.

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Another Award

2015 Jovian AwardHere’s a photo of the just-received Jovian Award for Best Editor –Short Form, 2015. It’s really quite lovely, and I accept it on behalf of all the writers whose work actually won it.

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KIRINYAGA is out in audio

Just received my copies of the audio to KirinyagaKirinyaga audio (11 CDs or 1 MP3), read by my spiritual kid sister, Janis Ian, who knocked off Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama for a Grammy with the last book she read. Published (produced?) by Brilliance Audio.

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Another foreign sale

Just sold Italian rights to Starship: Flagship to Mondedori, so they now have bought the entire 5-book Starship series.

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My Windycon Schedule

Carol and I will be attending Windycon this weekend, in Lombard, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Here’s the schedule I’ve been assigned:

Friday 5:00 — Crossing the Genres:
JuniorA:
There are numerous examples of cross-genre fiction, but how can horror and humor both be combined into a single story and still maintain their impact?
 M. Black, C. Moore, M. Resnick, D.Sjolander (M)

Saturday Noon — Autographing:
Hallway:
P.Booth, F. Crook, R. Frencl, M. Resnick

Saturday 2:00 — Pulpy Goodness:
LilacA:
Reminisce about those thrilling days of yesteryear when tales by A.
Merritt, Robert, E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and so many more filled
the pages of the magazines. But those days aren’t entirely gone. Pulp
adventures are still be published and enjoyed by readers of all stripes.
M. Black, E. Flint, B. Garcia, J. O’Neill, M.Resnick (M)

Saturday 3:00 – Let’s You and Him Talk:
Lilac D:
Too much of this past year seems to be spent trying to start battles and wasting time between fans and authors. Come and hear two authors with very different points of view talk about the things that bring them together, and not just bring them together, but allow them to collaborate.
E. Flint, M. Resnick.

Saturday 5:00-5:25 — Reading:
Boardroom:
M. Resnick (I’ll be reading the new Harry the Book story)

If you’re attending, do come up and say Hello.

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New story sale

Just sold “Full-Time Employment” to The Grimm Future, edited by Erin Underwood. The conceit was that each writer had to take a Grimm’s Fairy Tale and science-fictionalize or change it. I chose #177, and did a little of both.

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Another dog story re-sold

Just re-sold “Blue” to Joy Ward’s anthology, Dogs and Dragons. This will be its eighth appearance, which ain’t bad for a 1978 story based on a Burl Ives folk song.

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Another foreign sale

Just sold Italian rights to Starship: Flagship to Mondedori, which has published the first four books in the series.

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“The Last Dog” re-sold

Just re-sold “The Last Dog” to Dogs and Dragons, edited by Joy Ward.
Story’s got an interesting history. I wrote it in 1976, when none of the sf magazine editors knew me, and got a form reject from each. They were all paying 2 and 3 cents a word back then, so I finally gave up and sent it to Hunting Dog Magazine, which paid me a quarter a word…and a few months later it won me my first fiction award, the 1977 American Dog Writers Award for Best Short Fiction. This makes its 15th re-sale.

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